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Consultant Psychiatrist WAA CMHT


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Full time - 40 hours per week
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CMHT Adult North West
£88,364 - £119,133 pa
Salary period
01/02/2023 23:59
Interview date

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Job overview

Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a full time (10 PAs) Consultant in West CMHT, Leeds.This post is community based.


The post holder will work with the team to develop a therapeutic and holistic model based on psychological formulation, safety planning, risk management and trauma informed care that can then facilitate community based treatment and minimise hospital admission. The postholder will provide expert advice and consultancy, supported by the MDT, which will positively influence change in the current system of CMHT with a positive impact on hospital admission and home based treatment.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work with the community team, in liaison with the inpatient and intensive support service when applicable, to facilitate effective and therapeutic transitions and discharge plans back into the community. There is no inpatient work.

Duties will be in line with those of a Consultant Psychiatrist in a community setting. The post holder will be responsible, alongside the MDT for assessment and management of referrals accepted by the CMHT of those with mood and psychotic disorders, trauma based presentations and personality disorder. Given the nature of the work, there will be responsibilities in relation to the Mental Health Act (CTOs)  including representation at tribunal hearings and assessing consent to treatment.

There will be a requirement for significant liaison with colleagues to facilitate transitions, planning care and discharge.

Working for our organisation

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.
We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health.
We perform well against local and national targets and in our most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.
As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching, research and development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work closely with the Clinical Lead to provide clinical leadership and service development.

To work with clinical colleagues and service managers to provide medical expertise. This will include providing assessment, diagnosis, formulation and prescribing for all outpatients.

To work jointly with colleagues from other disciplines and all relevant agencies to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care and treatment. LYPFT supports New Ways of Working in Mental Health and the appointee will have a remit to contribute to multidisciplinary working in this context. All referrals are discussed and allocated at the MDT meeting.

To participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit and risk management to continuously improve the quality of care provided for service users.

To participate in continuing professional development, appraisal and revalidation processes

To contribute to team training and the education of any undergraduates or junior medical staff attached to the team.

Please evidence how you fit the shortlisting criteria in your application form.

Person specification

On GMC Specialist Register

Essential criteria
  • On GMC specialist register or within 6 months of CCT/CESR

Member of RCPsych

Essential criteria
  • Member of RCPsych

Broad experience of WAA psychiatry

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in WAA settings

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Julie Robinson
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0113 85 55505